Get to Know Dr. Elizabeth Berquist

As a leader in the UDL field, her mission is to spread the word about how this philosophy for curriculum design provides a framework for success for all learners, from preschool to college, from the special education classroom to the gifted classroom. Maryland Learning Links caught up with Dr. Berquist to hear how implementing UDL is not as hard as many may think.

Who We Serve

In the 2012-2013 school year, 859,643 children, ages three through 21, were educated through Maryland’s public education system; of these, 102,502 (11.9%) were children with disabilities.

Our Mission

The DSE/EIS strategic planning process is rooted in a set of principles that will remain essential to the successful implementation and measurement of the Moving Maryland Forward plan and the achievement of its intended outcomes.

Longitudinal Accountability Decision Support System (LADSS)

DSE/EIS, in cooperation with the Center for Technology in Education at the Johns Hopkins University, has developed the Maryland Special Education and Early Intervention Longitudinal Accountability Decision Support System (LADSS).

State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)

Maryland was awarded a U.S. Department of Education, State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG). The overarching goal of this SPDG grant is to improve academic outcomes for students with disabilities in pre-K through Grade 6.